Meet the 2018 Nissan LEAF EV—For the Environmentally-Conscious Tech Nerd

The first generation of the LEAF, which arrived in 2010, made a great opening salvo for all-electric vehicle shoppers. But now, its profile is growing. Just this week, Nissan took the wraps off the 2018 LEAF EV, which gets more style, a longer range, and innovations like ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving, the ability to drive with one pedal, and more.

The exterior design of the new LEAF shows it coming into its own, with more evocative styling, and familiar cues like the V-Motion grille and floating roof. On the inside, a digital instrument display and infotainment screen are the centerpieces of the spacious, well-appointed cabin. Nissan states the LEAF will boast 150 miles of range from a 40 kWh battery at launch, with a 225 mile range version arriving next year. Also present is ProPilot Assist, which will assist with starting, stopping, and steering to reduce fatigue. A ProPilot Park function for automatic parking is also forthcoming.

In spite of all the new technology and premium furnishings, we’re told the LEAF EV will have a lower starting MSRP, too. When it arrives early next year, we’d be more than happy to schedule you for a test drive at our Nissan dealership in Altoona, PA.

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